Board of Directors
Thomas T. Tierney, Chairman of the Board
Thomas T. Tierney is a director nominee. Mr. Tierney owns and operates Vitatech Nutritional Sciences Inc., which manufactures and markets nutritional supplements and over-the-counter drugs under an FDA manufacturing license using current Good Manufacturing Practices. Mr. Tierney joined Vitatech, which was previously known as Linwilco Laboratories, in 1971 as its General Manager and became its President in 1980. From 1988 till its sale in 2004, Mr. Tierney was also the Chairman and CEO of Body Wise International, a nutritional supplements distributer focused on weight management, fitness performance and anti-aging strategies. Mr. Tierney served in the Air Force from 1960 to 1971, including a tour of duty in Vietnam where he served as Deputy Chief of Logistics Plans and Programs at the Headquarters 7 th Air Force during the time of the Tet Offensive. After completing this tour, he was assigned as a Pentagon Research Associate at the Rand Corporation where he worked on logistics analysis and the use of advanced technologies. He has a BA in business from Wayne State University and a MSc. in logistics management from the Air Force Institute of Technology. Mr. Tierney has a distinguished record of civic activities including being Trustee of the UCI Foundation Board, a Regent of Bastyr University, Seattle, Washington, is active with the Wounded Warriors Project, is an active participant in leadership positions in stem cell research, The MIND Institute, UC Irvine School of Medicine Advisory Board and on the Board of Children’s Hospital of Orange County, as well as multiple other Educational, Arts and Law enforcement organizations. In 2001 Mr. Tierney and his wife Elizabeth were recognized as Outstanding Philanthropists of the Year. Mr. Tierney is being appointed to the Board pursuant to the Company’s Governance Agreement with SAIL Capital Partners and he was selected to serve as a director because of his extensive experience in management, his knowledge of the FDA, his commitment to the health and wellness of military personnel and his influence as a business and civic leader.
John Pappajohn, Director
John Pappajohn joined our board of directors on August 26, 2009. Since 1969, Mr. Pappajohn has been the President and sole owner of Pappajohn Capital Resources, a venture capital firm, and President and sole owner of Equity Dynamics, Inc., a financial consulting firm, both located in Des Moines, Iowa. He serves as a director on the board of public company American CareSource Holdings, Inc., Dallas, TX since 1994. He has served on the boards of public companies ConMed Healthcare Management, Inc., PharmAthene, Inc., Spectrascience, Inc., CareGuide, Inc. and Allion Healthcare, Inc. within the past five years. Mr. Pappajohn was chosen to serve as a director of our company because of his unparalleled experience serving as a director of more than 40 companies and the substantial insight he has gained into the life sciences and healthcare industries by actively investing in the industries for more than 40 years, and by founding and supporting several public healthcare companies. Mr. Pappajohn devotes such portion of his time to his role as a director of CNS Response as is required to properly fulfill his duties in that role. Mr. Pappajohn is one of two current directors serving on our Board pursuant to the Company’s Governance Agreement with Equity Dynamics.
Zachary McAdoo, Director
Zachary McAdoo joined our Board of Directors on November 21, 2011. Mr. McAdoo is the president of McAdoo Capital, Inc., a New York based investment firm founded in 2009 that focuses on investing in small and micro-cap public companies. McAdoo Capital, Inc. is the investment manager to the Zanett Opportunity Fund, Ltd., a Bermuda-based company. From 2005 through 2008, Mr. McAdoo was an analyst and portfolio manager with the Zanett Group, a New York based family office. Prior to joining The Zanett Group, Mr. McAdoo worked for seven years for two other small cap investment firms. Mr. McAdoo graduated from McGill University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. In 2004 he became a CFA charter holder. In addition to his experience investing in healthcare services, diagnostics and medical device companies, Mr. McAdoo brings a direct-to-consumer marketing perspective to the Board through his experience of investing in companies across many industries that use direct marketing methods. Mr. McAdoo is one of two current directors serving on our Board pursuant to the Company’s Governance Agreement with Equity Dynamics.
Walter Schindler, Director
Walter L. Schindler joined our board on December 10, 2012. Mr. Schindler has been Managing Partner of SAIL Capital Partners, LLC, since he founded it in 2002. SAIL Capital Partners is a pioneer and global leader of investment in sustainable innovation in energy and water technology companies. The firm focuses on investments primarily in growth companies pursuing the worldwide energy and water markets, and has offices in California, Toronto, Washington DC, and New Orleans. Mr. Schindler has also been a member of the Board of Directors of privately-held Xtreme Power, Inc., a power management and energy storage company, since 2008, and is a member of the North American Advisory Board of The Cleantech Group, a privately-held company providing research and conferences for clean technology. Prior to SAIL, Mr. Schindler was the Managing Partner of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s Orange County, California office, one of the largest in its worldwide network. He was the lead strategic legal advisor in over 60 successful mergers, acquisitions, and IPOs. His assignments included advising Pacific Life with regard to the creation and execution of the exit strategy for its investment in PIMCO and working on the IPO of Ultrasystems, the first renewable power project development company in the USA to go public. He has 30 years of experience in energy and renewable power and related exit experience. Mr. Schindler is a native of New Orleans, earned his B.A, M.A and Ph.D. with honors from Yale University and his J.D. with honors from Harvard Law School, and was a Fulbright Scholar in Italy. He is also a published poet and the author of a book on the life and the poetry of the English poet and statesman John Milton. Mr. Schindler was appointed to the Board pursuant to the Company’s Governance Agreement with SAIL Capital Partners and was selected because of his extensive strategic corporate experience.
Richard W. Turner, Ph.D., Director
Dr. Turner is a director nominee. Dr. Turner served as the Chief Executive Officer and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of ConMed Healthcare Management, Inc., a public company providing healthcare services to county and municipal detention centers, from 2007 until 2012, when it merged with and into a wholly-owned subsidiary of Correct Care Solutions, LLC. Prior to consulting for ConMed's predecessor in interest in May 2006, Dr. Turner served as President and Chief Executive Officer of EyeTel Imaging, Inc., from January 2004 to May 2006. Prior to January 2004, Dr. Turner served as President and Chief Executive Officer of BEI Medical Systems Company, Inc., a company engaged in the development and marketing of a minimally invasive endometrial ablation system. BEI Medical was sold to Boston Scientific Corp. for approximately $95 million in 2002. Dr. Turner graduated from Old Dominion University with a Bachelor of Science degree, earned his M.B.A. from Pepperdine University and earned his Ph.D. from Berne University. Since June 2011, Dr. Turner has served as a member of the Board of Directors of American CareSource Holdings, Inc., a publicly traded ancillary health care services company. Dr. Turner is being appointed to the Board pursuant to the Company’s Governance Agreement with Equity Dynamics and he was selected to serve as a director because of his extensive leadership experience, having served as executive officer to many companies in the healthcare and medical field.
Robert J. Follman, Director
Robert J. Follman is a director nominee. Mr. Follman is President and CEO of R.A. Industries Inc., one of the leading producers of complex multi-axis components for the aerospace, nuclear, petroleum and other commercial industries, and has served in that position since 1976. He is also President and CEO of Markall Incorporated, a related company that produces and markets electro-mechanical assemblies for the same markets. Mr. Follman is a longtime supporter of many local and national charitable organizations and is active in many community and civic affairs. He has a long history of supporting the UC Irvine Diabetes Center, among other organizations. Mr. Follman is being appointed to the Board pursuant to the Company’s Governance Agreement with SAIL Capital Partners and he was selected to serve as a director because of his leadership experience, having served as executive officer, and his influence as a business and civic leader.
Andrew H. Sassine, Director
Andrew H. Sassine is a director nominee. Mr. Sassine worked as a portfolio manager for Fidelity Investments ("Fidelity") from 1999 to 2012. Between 2004 and 2011, he managed Fidelity Small Cap Stock Fund, Fidelity International Small Cap Opportunities Fund and Fidelity Advisor International Small Cap Opportunities Fund. Mr. Sassine joined Fidelity in 1999 as a high yield research analyst covering the Telecommunications, Satellite, Technology, Defense and Aerospace, and Restaurant Industries. In 2001, he joined the international group as a research analyst covering small and mid-cap international stocks. Prior to joining Fidelity, Mr. Sassine was a vice president in the Acquisition Finance Group at Fleet National Bank. Prior to joining Fleet, he managed a portfolio of highly leveraged middle market companies at Continental Bank and Heller Financial in Chicago. Mr. Sassine has been a member of the Henry B. Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Board of Advisors since 2009 and the Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech, Board of Trustees since 2009. Mr. Sassine earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Iowa in 1987 and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1993. Mr. Sassine is being appointed to the Board pursuant to the Company’s Governance Agreement with Equity Dynamics and he was selected to serve as a director because of his extensive investment management experience.